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Blair McIntosh

Director, Sports | Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

Blair's career has included more than 27 years in Sport in various leadership roles. He was recently the Chef de Mission for Team Canada at the 2010 Paralympic Games. He has been a lead Games Consultant or Mission Staff to more than 150 Major Multi-sport Games including 75 sets of Ontario Summer, Winter, Senior and Disabled Games,13 sets of Canada Games including 7 as Chef de Mission for Team Ontario, and currently the Chef de Mission for 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He played leadership roles in numberous major national and international events including the 1997 World Special Olympics, the 2000 World Women’s Hockey Championships, the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games and Project Manager for World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

He has been responsible for Chairing and evaluating more than 150 bids for major sporting events in the Province of Ontario. In his role as the Director of Sport Tourism for the City of London for 2 years he was successful in securing more than 15 major sporting events for the City of London including the 2005 Memorial Cup, 2005 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships, 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts and the 2007 World Synchronized Skating Championships and the 2010 National Special Olympic Games to name a few. These events generated approximately $90M in economic impact to the City of London.

In his current role as the Director of Sport for the 2015 Pan/Para Pan Am Games for Toronto 2015, Blair is responsible for the overall sport program including competitions, test events, medical, anti doping, Para Pan Am’s and liaison with Internation, National and Provincial sport organizations. He also served as a member of Canada Games Council Sport Committee for the past 10 years and sits on many National and International committees regarding sport and sport tourism. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Canadian Paralympic Committee as the Director of High Performance.

As a private consultant, Blair has also developed Sport Tourism Strategies for many comminities/provinces/territories across the country. As well, Blair speaks annually at major conferences on the business of sport tourism, bidding and hosting and developing sport tourism strategies.

Blair McIntosh

Director, Sports

Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games